24 Questions for Erin Martin

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Erin Martin

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My Style

If I Weren’t a Decorator, I Would Be a: Hospice worker

I am most inspired by: People who say what they really mean. I trust people under 10 and over 60; they have no hidden agendas.

My Favorites

Movie Interior: Brazil

Album: Every album by Radiohead

Museum: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Icon: Emma Peel

Cocktail: Ketel One up with a twist, no vermouth

Restaurant: Redd in Yountville, CA

Hotel: Manka’s Inverness Lodge

Flower: Peony

Hostess Gift: Champagne!

My Resources

Fabric: House of Mann in Sonoma, CA

Decorative Accessories: Blackman Cruz

Furniture: We make it.

Florist: Tesoro in Sonoma, CA

Caterer: Paula LeDuc in Calistoga, CA

Favorite Local Shop: Coup D’Etat in San Francisco

Favorite Shop Abroad: Stéphane Olivier in Paris

There are no rules, except to help people find home.

— Erin Martin


Go-to Paint Color: 1547 Dragon’s Breath by Benjamin Moore

Favorite Room to Decorate: The biggest one in any project

Favorite Pattern: The lack of… or nature

Decorating Cheap Thrill: Rope

Favorite Decorating Trick: An element of humor and surprise

You’ll Never See Me Using: Restoration Hardware

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